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Data Strategy Concepts

Every organization needs a data strategy to develop and use the value of its data and information assets.  Developing a data strategy requires executive commitment and perseverance to an enterprise view of data’s capabilities. Introduction If you speak with many

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Managing Stakeholders

The Business Analyst meets with stakeholders, but does the Business Analyst manage stakeholders?  The successful BA should engage in stakeholder management to ensure the correct user provides requirements. Introduction A stakeholder is an individual who has an interest in your

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Foundations of Data Science

Data manipulation, analysis and data management combine with scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from large amounts of data Introduction The phrase “data science” is akin to the proverbial elephant and the eight blind men –

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Data Drives the Digitization of Insurance

Data generated by The Internet of Things is having a major effect on insurance companies’ approaches to enterprise data management Introduction Even before the use of computers, data was at the heart of the insurance business.  Unlike other enterprises that

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Enterprise Architecture Defined

An enterprise architecture (EA) is a series of conceptual blueprints that defines the structure and operation of an organization to enable strategic progress. Enterprise Architecture (EA) explicitly describes an organization through a set of independent, non-redundant artifacts, defines how these

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Concepts and Uses of Open Data

The use of open data is becoming more popular. Data management professionals should develop familiarity with the concept, use, and challenges of open data. Introduction The concept of open data is not new, but its use is becoming more prevalent

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The Poor State of Data Quality and a Solution

A CONVERSATION WITH TOM REDMAN : Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. Data quality has been a continual challenge for almost every organization for many years. In this recap of a conversation with Dr. Thomas C. Redman, he offers a possible simple

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